Leonard's Hat

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Leonard's Hat

Postby woody » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:39 pm

What exactly do you call this type of hat? and where can i find one to purchase? and will i, not being a famous poet or man of great style and vintige dignity, look like an idiot wearing one?
i also like the grey shirts he wears so frequently in concert, who makes them do you suppose?

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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby GinaDCG » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:50 pm

Isn't that a beret?
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby Cate » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:00 pm

It's a newsboy cap. :)

I have a brown summer one with a little pink on the underside.

I suspect you would look just fine in one Woody, try one on and see if you like it.

nice picture btw
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby MaryB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:37 pm

Could this be a 8/4 or newsboy cap?
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby LEONKA » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:53 pm

I have exactly those two hats, one is just darker. Leonard is known to dress nicely and tastefully, always has the right mix of colors. I like. :) 8) ;-)
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby woody » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:18 am

thanks! it's a newsboy cap as some of you pointed out. i'm going to get one, to hell with the consequences!
anybody notice how fond leonard is of those grey shirts? he must have a wardrobe full. they are wonderfully elegant.
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby Susy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi Woody,and all the others,
His shirts are not just gray, the are dove-gray or and blue gray.
He has a very good sense of colors,elegant,and the shirts goes very fine, cool
with his suits 8)
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby Paula » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:27 pm

I always thought they were called cheese cutters.
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby Rain » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:05 pm

Well, here's my two cents, for what it's worth. I think that particular kind of hat is called a "driving cap". Whether that's from the old days of horse and buggies, or from the first automobiles in which people wore caps and goggles, I don't no. But I've seen it described in clothing catalogs, as such. Whatever, he looks dapper in it!
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby Paula » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:28 pm

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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby altinkum » Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:06 pm

Iv'e always known them as baker boys hats.

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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby MaryB » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:00 am

Do cheese cutters or flat caps come with the button on top also?
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby Paula » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:38 am

Mary I think you have a point I don't think Cheese cutters do have a button. Whilst googling I found a few thing out about cheese cutters. It is New Zealanders that call them that I don't know where I got it from I always called them cheese cutter.

But another piece of trivia Tweed (the material) was traditional soaked in urine which is why Tweed has that smell to it :razz:

A bit of history about the flat cap

In England an act of parliament in the 1570's, to increase english wool trade, made it compulsory, unless you were one of the nobility or a VIP to wear a hat of cloth on Sundays and holidays. This ludicrous act was repealed in the late 1500's but by this time the flat caps was certainly part of english folklore. Whats more with this act, the flat caps became known as headwear for the working class. However as time passed by the gentry realised that actually the flat cap is "quite practical", especially when it rained! So the cloth flat caps is now classless - everyone should own one.
Is the flat cap hip?

Absolutely, some famous people who don the flat caps include Brad Pitt, Madonna, Michael Jordan, US comedian Chris Rock. Apart from Madonna the flat caps has become a fashion product for younger women. The USA team at the Bejing olympics also sported the flat cap for the opening ceremony - very rakish Smile The flat cap is known by various other names - the bunnet (Scotland), Cabby cap (USA), Cheese cutter (NZ & Canada), Golf cap, Foreskin hat! and various others....

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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby LisaLCFan » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:58 am

I have nothing to add about the hat, but, my, Leonard looks adorable in that picture! :D
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Re: Leonard's Hat

Postby holydove » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:40 pm

I'm with you, Lisa - what a gorgeous picture! And it shows his eyes almost in their true color. And this photo seems so alive - as I looked at it, it seemed that parts of his face started moving and his expression changed - like his lips spreading a little more into a smile, and then back again, etc. So I looked a little longer, and it felt like there was some kind of inter-communication going on. ( Please don't tell this to anyone other than another forum member!)

Woody, thank you for the great photo.

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